Something I found oddly satisfying.... zeroing a scope

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  1. Rich3344

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    Just zeroed my scope while the rifle was clamped.

    Not sure why but never done that before, usually I chase the impact point about, winding the shot onto the point of aim, but today I had the rifle in a clamp and so you can fire one shot and then wind the crosshairs onto the impact point. It was oddly satisfying to actually see the crosshairs move about with each turret click and extremely easy to zero the scope!
     
  2. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Did you also try seeing if the rifle was still zeroed after removing from the clamp?
    Also this will give you a good starting point for a PCP but totally pointless for a springer.
     
  3. RobF

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    Know what you mean. I now measure the POI and dial it. That's quite oddly satisfying as well.
     
  4. Rich3344

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    The most satifying thing I ever did, many moons ago, was shooting 7.62 at 1000 yards. Rifle scope was zeroed at 300. Read the data, put 96 clicks on the turret, 1st shot in the black at 1000. My mate spent all day trying to find the target board with his rifle...


    Will see if clamp changes POI, shouldn't do as the Steyr chassis is just screwed onto a block of wood on the forend fixing points, which in turn is clamped, so there should not be any different clamping forces.
     
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  5. MikeSeago

    MikeSeago Sloth like member

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    I had the opposite. Fitted a new scope. 3 shots and zeroed at 40yrds.
    Boring !
     
  6. Phil Kennett

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    Are there any bespoke clamps that you can use for this

    Thanks
     
  7. C.Eaton

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    A workmate with carpet wrapped on the stock will do in a pinch.
    The best way is still using a beanbag on a bench ang taking careful shots at whatever your zero range is, Springfield is ideal for this as you know.
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    I like to approximate the necessary adjustment from the ret and dial it in to get close. Works beautifully with the Sightron, could be +/- a fistful with any of the Hawkes.. you get what you pay for!
     

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